The first death from COVID-19 caused by coronavirus was recorded in Russia
A 79-year-old woman with coronavirus died in Moscow at the Infectious Diseases Hospital No. 2 on Sokolinaya Gora, the city’s operations headquarters said. This is the first Russian death of a person infected with a coronavirus infection. Writes about it with the BBC.
“A 79-year-old patient was hospitalized on March 13, but at the personal insistence of her relatives, on March 14, she transferred to a private medical organization for treatment. After receiving a positive test result for coronavirus infection, she was immediately transferred to the infectious diseases hospital No. 2. In connection with increased respiratory failure, she received complex intensive therapy in intensive care. In the infectious diseases hospital I was in an isolated box, ”the headquarters said in a statement.
How a woman got infected is not specified.
According to the headquarters, the cause of death is pneumonia against the background of a very serious concomitant pathology: type 2 diabetes mellitus, arterial hypertension, the condition after stenting of the coronary arteries, coronary heart disease, coronary arteriosclerosis, aorta, chronic pulmonary hypertension, urolithiasis, cerebrovascular disease .
The entire circle of relatives of the deceased has been established - they are under medical supervision, they say at headquarters.
“To our great regret, we have the first loss from coronavirus infection,” Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin wrote on Twitter. He said that the environment of the deceased woman was under observation, they did not have severe symptoms.
According to data on Wednesday, March 18, in Russia 147 cases of coronavirus infection COVID-19 were officially registered. The total number of detected cases of coronavirus in Moscow was 86.
The operational headquarters reminded that complications of infectious diseases are especially difficult for people over 60 years old, they need to reduce the risk of infection as much as possible and try to minimize contacts and visits to crowded places.
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